“It all starts from charcoal drawings,” says the South African artist William Kentridge, whose drawings push their way into film, stage design, and sculpture. “You can change charcoal as quickly as you change your mind. . . . with one brush it just disappears. So there’s a flexibility in it.” And in him. This two-venue exhibition celebrates the acclaimed and unhesitating Kentridge. —L.J.
Partnered exhibit with “Why Should I Hesitate: Sculpture,” Norval Foundation, Cape Town (August 24, 2019 – March, 23, 2020). Similar events around the world: “William Kentridge: A Poem That Is Not Our Own,” Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel (June 8 – October 13, 2019).
Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings to Work was featured in the August 24, 2019 issue of Air Mail. Read on